Bearing Operations Luton
Today at Luton, SKF manufactures spherical roller bearings (SRBs) and CARB toroidal roller bearings that are exported all over the world. Applications for these bearing types come mostly from the heavier industries such as construction, papermaking and the steel industry.
Also manufactured at Luton are sealed spherical roller bearings which have been developed to reduce the amount of grease used due to high operating temperatures in such processes as steelmaking. Environmental issues have also played a key role in the development of sealed spherical roller bearings.
The Luton factory in 1997 was also the first major bearing manufacturer worldwide to achieve certification to the new environmental management standard ISO 14001.
The Luton factory manufactures the following product lines:
- SKF Explorer spherical roller bearings
- SKF Explorer spherical roller bearings for vibratory applications (VA405)
- SKF Explorer sealed spherical roller bearings
- CARB toroidal roller bearings